Structured Cabling

Structured Cabling is the copper or fiber wiring found in the walls of your facility. These are the “wires” that connect all of your devices: computer, phone, wireless access points, cameras, copiers, and other equipment to your data and phone network. In addition to carrying analog and digital information, both voice and data, these cables can also provide power to devices like cameras, wireless access points, and phones, using power over ethernet (PoE) technology. Classic Office Systems uses only high-end quality products in our structured wiring solutions. All are backed by manufacturers’ warranties. Our goal is to provide you with a physical layer infrastructure capable of supporting all applications designed to meet or exceed today’s standards. Classic Office Systems takes the time to listen, to study your business, and understand your goals. We will install complete voice and data cabling solutions with service and support during and after installation.

Cable Types:

Category 3: A Category 3 cable is a type of unshielded twisted pair (UTP) cable that is used for voice and data communications in computer and telecommunication networks. It is an Ethernet copper cable defined by the Electronics Industry Alliance (EIA) and Telecommunication Industry Association (TIA).

Category 5e: Commonly referred to as “Cat 5e” is a twisted pair cable type designed for high signal integrity. It is often used in cabling for computer networks and is also used to carry basic voice services.

Category 6: Commonly referred to as “Cat 6” it is used to carry Ethernet 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, and 1000Base-T (Gigabit Ethernet) connections. Cat 6 cable is backed with more stringent specifications for crosstalk and system noise than earlier cabling standards.

Category 6a: Commonly referred to as “Cat6a or Cat6 Augmented or 10gig” is the standard for enhanced performance standards for twisted pair cable systems. Category 6a is defined at frequencies up to 500 MHz twice that of Cat 6. Category 6a performs at improved specifications, in particular in the area of alien crosstalk as compared to Cat 6 UTP (unshielded twisted pair), which exhibited high alien noise in high frequencies.

Category 8: Commonly referred to as “CAT8 or 40gig” is the standard for next-generation twisted-pair cabling specifications, will allow you to transport data up to four times faster on the same type of cabling already being used. It is primarily intended to support 25GBASE-T and 40GBASE-T applications for short distances (up to 30 meters) for switch-to-server connections. Primary uses are for data center configurations.

Multi-Mode Fiber: Best suited for premise applications where links are less than 1000 meters for 100 MB/s or less, 550 meters for data rates of 1 GB/s or less, and 300 meters for data rates of 10GB/s or less. There are two types of multi-mode fiber, 62.5µm and 50µm.

Single-Mode Fiber: Best suited for bandwidth requirements exceeding multi-mode’s capability, distances exceeding multi-mode’s capability and where the application dictates single mode like video.

Coaxial Cable: Commonly referred to as “COAX” is a type of electrical cable consisting of an inner conductor surrounded by a concentric conducting shield, with the two separated by a dielectric (insulating material); many coaxial cables also have a protective outer sheath or jacket. The term "coaxial" refers to the inner conductor and the outer shield sharing a geometric axis. This is most commonly used for video and audio applications as well as some internet connections.

25/50/100 Pair Cable: 25/50/100 pair cables are often used for telephone installations that have multiple telephone lines, to replace multiple Cat3/5/5e/6 cables in a single bundle. They are also used for horizontal and vertical cross connects between the MDF and IDFs.

Our Structured Cabling Installations Include:

  • Structure cabling design & installation
  • Surveillance camera systems
  • Security access control systems
  • Fiber optic cabling / Splicing
  • Data network cabling
  • Ethernet cabling (Cat 5E, Cat 6, Cat 6A, Cat 8)
  • Audio/Visual/CCTV
  • Multimedia Presentation Systems
  • VoIP cabling
  • Low voltage cabling
  • Coaxial cabling
  • Telephone cabling (commercial)
  • Paging system
  • Patch panel termination
  • Wireless LAN solutions
  • And many more!